18” Traditional Archtop
The Atlas model is my 18” archtop guitar. Named after the Greek Titan himself, the Atlas model delivers all of the acoustic power and projection associated with a large bodied 18” archtop while maintaining the clarity and focus that all Wilkie Stringed Instruments possess.
17” Traditional Archtop
The Paramount model is my 17” traditional F Hole archtop guitar. This fully handcrafted instrument is made with the finest woods and materials available and is one of my most popular models. The Paramount features a slightly wider upper bout, which enhances the warmth and projection of its classic design and it is offered with your choice of a Florentine or Venetian Cutaway.
17” Oval Hole Archtop
The Eclipse model is my 17” Oval Hole archtop guitar. The Oval hole design bridges the gap between the warm focused sound of a traditional F Hole instrument and the open brilliant sound of a Flattop guitar. A favorite amongst finger stylists and jazzers alike, The Eclipse archtop is totally at home functioning as a fully acoustic instrument or can be fitted with a Floating or Built in pickup.
The Northern Flyer
(16.25” Modern Archtop)
The Northern Flyer is my 16.25” archtop guitar with Modern styled design and appointments. Designed as the perfect modern gigging guitar for professional players and hobbiests alike, this beautifully styled guitar delivers the warm focused tone that jazz players adore.
16.25" Traditional Archtop
The Prima model is my 16.25” traditionally designed and appointed archtop guitar. A favorite amongst professional players due to its compact size and ease of playability, the Prima delivers all of the round focused tone that jazz guitarists and enthusiasts love. The 16.25” body width enhances the Prima’s soundboard vibration and bass response making it as acoustically responsive as its larger siblings.
15” Modern Archtop
The Vanguard model is my 15” archtop guitar. This instrument is offered standard with modern styled appointments and details. If you are a player who likes BIG tone in a compact package, then this is the perfect guitar for you. Designed for the traveling musician or for tight performance spaces, The Vanguard has all of the warm focus and acoustical projection of its larger siblings.
The Petit Fleur
15” Oval Hole Non-Cutaway Archtop
The Petite Fleur is my 15” Non-Cutaway archtop guitar. This model is a favorite amongst finger stylists and gypsy jazz players alike. A smaller relative to the Oracle model, The Petite Fleur packs all of the BIG volume and tone that you would expect from a full size archtop.
14” Traditional Archtop
The Superba is my 14”, full scale, archtop guitar with Venetian cutaway. This model has all of the BIG sound of a full sized archtop in a compact package. The combination of the smaller size body and full scale fingerboard make the Superba the perfect gigging instrument for travelling musicians and those preferring smaller bodied guitars.
Your ideas, your guitar
Exquisite craftsmanship and personalized tonal characteristics. These one-of-a-kind instruments are meticulously handcrafted to the specifications of Wyatt Wilkie's clients. Everything from the selection of high-quality tonewoods to the fine details of the fretwork and inlays is up to the player. Every aspect of the instruments is carefully considered to ensure optimal playability and tonal richness. Musicians have the opportunity to collaborate with the luthier, tailoring the guitar's specifications to their individual preferences, such as neck shape, pickup configuration, and finish. The result is a truly exceptional instrument that not only complements the player's style but also inspires creativity and elevates their performances to new heights.